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Haunted Home and Online Sale September 17th

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Haunted Home and Online Sale September 17th.

The date is getting closer my friends. Next Saturday I will be hosting two events.

12:00-5:30PM I will be opening my Home Studio and Transforming the space into a SpoOkTacUlar Halloween Pop up shop.  Come visit me in Wallkill, NY. Chat with me in a more intimate setting no large crowds. I will have all sorts of Fun Halloween Paintings, functional art pieces, prints, T-Shirts, Small sculptures, Hand Painted Witch hats and more. The Photos above are just a sneak peek of the Art I will have available. I will have Halloween themed cupcakes and other goodies along with local apple cider. Each guest will receive a Free gift when they leave. This is a 1 day event ONLY! My studio is in my Private residence. Exact address will be posted Friday September 16th for those who wish to visit September 17th. See how far Wallkill, NY is from you…google it 🙂

If you live out of the area and cannot make it I will be hosting my Haunted Home Live Event. 7:30 PM est. time. I will be on my Facebook Fan page Live. Meet me and check out all the artwork live online. This gives you an idea of size and details you may miss in a photo or just do not understand the shape ect. After the Facebook Live which will be on my Facebook Fan page. All artwork will be available for sale on my website. If you you click the facebook link to the right of my blog it will take you straight to my facebook fan page. Mark your calendars set some time aside 7:30PM 🙂 I will have many things to offer. Don’t miss out.

See you Saturday Halloween Fiends 🙂

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Painting Class Buy Your tickets Today

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Tickets are now available for my painting class at The Historical Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

This year I will be offering Two Paintings.

A Beautiful Autumn themed Painting or A Creepy Full Moon Cemetery Scene. Throw in a Haunted House or Two or Three. A couple of Trick R Treaters running around you may want to jump right into your own painting and join in on the Halloween Shenanigans you just created. Spaces are limited as I like to move around the room work one on one with each participant. Attention to detail will be key in everyone’s spooky creation. Halloween inspired Cupcakes, cookies and candy will be served with Local Made Apple Cider. The Scent of Burning Pumpkin Flesh and Halloween music will fill the room as you sit and Paint in the Cemetery chapel. Walk the Cemetery before class to conjure up some inspiration. Everyone will leave the Painting class with a Small Hand Crafted Spooky Thank You Gift Made by myself, paints, brushes and their very own Spooky Creation. After class Have dinner in town at one of  the local restaurants then take a Guided Lantern Tour of the Cemetery after the sun goes down. Make a Day or a Weekend of it. Sleepy Hollow also has a Very good Haunted Attraction The Horseman’s Hollow, Travel 15-20 minutes north visit The Great Jack O Lantern Blaze. More than 7,000 Jack O Lanterns hand carved and set up in different themes through out Van Cortland Manor.  Please note All of the above you must purchase tickets in advance. Plan “a head” and make a Spooky Experience for you, your family and friends that you will never forget. click the link to purchase your tickets for my class today Spaces are Limited. http://sleepyhollowcemetery.org/  or direct link https://www.showclix.com/event/halloween-painting-with-heather-gleason-2016

Haunted Home and Online Event

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Many of us have different ideas what a Haunted House looks like as a child. Hearing Spooky stories from friends. Some may have a few of their own stories. We still talk about those Spooky Stories, Haunted Houses or experiences today. If they were memories from your childhood or now being an adult. Some live for those scary memories. That is why you are here, I create images that spark that memory of ghost stories, Halloween. They are wonderful for you. Why are they so wonderful? Well i am still trying to figure out why i like spooky things so much myself. I’m certain you are too. It just is and hey why not just enjoy it. September 17th I am opening my Home / Studio to the public. I will be transforming my studio space into a Spooky shop. I will have paintings, Prints, Sculptures, refabed Vintage finds all spooked up for Halloween. This is a 1 day only event. 11AM-5PM. Come on in and view all the goodies in Person. Enjoy the Experience.  If you live out of the area or out of state. NO WORRIES…i will be hosting an online event. I will be doing live Facebook feed right from my home. This Facebook live feed will only be available for 1 hour. I am still trying to figure out a time for the live Facebook feed so everyone can log on. I will be chatting about the artwork i have available and if you have questions feel free to ask anything during the live event. Artwork will be available for purchase. If you live in the NY area stop by say Hello. Each visiting guest will receive a small Gift 🙂 Spooky Snacks and drinks will be served. I will have 1-2 Pop up sales during the Halloween Season this year. Not to many as things can get pretty Hectic with shows. Doing this online Event will ensure there is no delays in Shipping. Everything will be shipped at once. You will receive your artwork in time for all your Halloween decorating mid September. 🙂 🙂 I will give small peeks to what I will be offering in August as artwork come to completion. So save some extra cash weekly until then. I will be offering all sorts of Halloween items at different prices. Mark Your calendars September 17th. If you are stopping by to say hi in person. my Address will be posted the night before the event. If you would like to do Haunted Home Online log on to Facebook for the live feed. Time will be posted shortly. Still trying to iron that out.

Welcome to my Home and other shows for 2016

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Hello friends. I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of their summer. My oldest daughter graduated from High School last week. I am super Happy for her and very excited to see her move into the beginning of adult hood.  OK so onto some show news or event news lol.

Lets start off with shows for the season. I am doing a few things different this year. Including my home sale that may go live to the internet for fans and collectors that live far away and cant make it out.

First SOMETHING NEW!

September 24th 11am-5Pm I will be opening my home to the public. Well my Work studio area. 😉 This area will be transformed into a spooky space filled with New creations. All of these creations will be offered for sale. I will have all sorts of paintings, one of a kind functional art pieces, hand made Jewelry, 3D art pieces, and some of my clothing designs. I am offering this so fans and collectors can come out and meet with me in a not so crazy setting as some know my shows get pretty busy and its hard to chat with so many people around. I live in the Hudson Valley Region of New York Ulster County to be exact. The address will be posted a few days prior to my Spooktacular event. This is a one day only event. Will last only between the hours of 11am-5PM. NO EXCEPTIONS. Unless notified email in advance for a later or earlier time in the day. The Hudson Valley offers many great fun things to do in the Autumn season. If you are from out of the area and would like to make it to my In Home Spooktacular event plan the rest of your day at a local farm picking apples and pumpkins, eating at one of the many great restaurants or check out some of the Haunted Houses that will be opening that weekend. Plan ahead create your own Spooktacular weekend!

October 1-2nd The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival. THE DATES have changed for one of my most favorite shows!! The garlic festival usually opens the last weekend in September every year. NOT this year. It is now The first weekend in October. 🙂 No problems here. I’m in lol. I cant miss this Great fun filled show.!! The Kiwanis club does a spectacular job organizing this event every year. You don’t want to miss The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival if you are in the area that weekend. LOTS AND LOTS OF GARLIC!! Free samples of Food galore. Arts and Crafts vendors, live music, cooking demonstrations from the nations top chefs., garlic farmers from around the country, a children’s area with arts and crafts tent where children can decorate their own pumpkins and other fun things for free. Wear COMFY shoes and dress to entertain the weather. Temps are always up and down that time of year.  I will be in the same spot right next to Junction stage. Look for my tent or my friend Merve the Mummy standing right outside. You can purchase tickets on the Hudson Valley Garlic Website or at participating stores or you can wait till day of your visit and purchase at the gate.

October 8th 12:30-4:00 The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Mark your calendars fiends!! I will be hosting a Spooktacular painting class once again in the breathtaking Sleepy Hollow Cemetery chapel. Tickets will go on sale in September. SO if you want to go… Clear the date and time and head on over to this fun event. I will be offering up how to create 2-3 different scenes on 11″x 14″ canvas panels. Participants get to choose what scene and characters they want to create the day of the event. Everything will be provided for you. Just bring yourself and an open mind. must be 18 or older. I do offer classes for younger age groups but these must be booked in advance. The Chapel itself is unique with Stained glass windows that tell the story of  Washington Irving. Once you step on to the grounds of the cemetery. It is like you are transported to another world. The world of the dead that is. Not in a creepy way but in a most peaceful way. The grave sites are some of the most spectacular you will ever see in the country. The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery offers tours of the cemetery during  the day and at night. Farther into the season the groups get larger and more frequent. You can roam the grounds yourself but you may miss some of the prominently named that are resting in the cemetery. It is VERY large and you can most definitely get lost without a map! SO find a map and get to walking. Go tot eh sleepy Hollow Cemetery website to check out dates and times for their guided tours. Don’t forget to mark your calendar  October 8th!!  Tickets will go on sale in September.

More show dates will be added shortly. 🙂

 

FASHION……my textile design

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Good day my dear Fiends. I took a few weeks off to get my head in gear and to work on this ever evolving clothing line. The Textiles are done and here is a sneak peak at just a few of the textiles i have created 🙂 Not gonna give away all the designs. Very different from Painting lol. You will soon be wearing my designs on your everyday wear. YAY!! I am sticking with basic designs to start like tank tops, Short sleeve and 3/4 sleeve shirts to start. Some button up blouses and YES guys i got you covered with some button up shirts. Kinda like those Hawaiian shirts but with a Gothic touch 🙂  x

Print SALE TODAY 3/29/2016

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Print Sale going on today!! Purchase 2 prints get 1 FREE!! Don’t miss out. Good for ALL PRINTS!!! Comment at check out or email me what print you would like to receive for free!!

Painting Parties by My Eclectic Mind for The Hudson Valley and Beyond

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Good Day to you my friends. I am writing to tell you about a new venture I will be working on with my Mother Ellen Gleason. As mother and daughter Artists we are now offering in home painting Parties. This should be a fun experience for all. Many of you that cannot take a trip to Sleepy Hollow can now host your own parties from home. GUESS WHAT!!?? ANY HOSTS or Hostesses Receive their ticket for free which means you get all your supplies for free and a Great Little Goodie bag at the end of the painting class for hosting an in home painting party. We will be offering all sorts of packages with different images to paint. I love the Gothic Halloween Look my mother likes folk art landscapes, light houses and such. Your party can paint one image or break the party(class) up in half. So if 1/2 of your guests want to paint a Haunted House painting and the other half wants to paint fruit and flowers the class can be split in two. 🙂  Packages start at $20.00 per person but do require a minimum for us to travel. No experience required but we do ask to ask friends that are interested in learning to create to participate. This will be a fun lhands on learning experience. Hostess this is like any party. You can treat it as such, provide your guests with Appetizers and drinks decorate if you like that is all up to you. I do promise a Great time and a final piece of art you will be proud to call your own. If you are interested in hosting a painting class in the Hudson Valley, and Beyond we will travel up to 100 miles depending on size of party. Please email myeclecticmind.gleason@gmail.com for more detailed info. You can also check out prices in my store of some of the images that are available per ticket. again message me if you are interested in a in Home Painting Class by My Eclectic Mind ( myeclecticmind.gleason@gmail.com) have a Frightfully Great Day everyone. 🙂

New Year New Ventures!

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone is well. I have been in my new home for two months now and i am finally getting my studio up and running.

Lots to do this new year!! Last year I was ill for several months in bed making it impossible to do even a 1/4 of what i really wanted to do. First thing this year is to work hard on the clothing line. As I promised last year but could not do it. I will be offering Portrait view skirts and dresses. t-shirts, regular button up satin and silk Blouses, pillows for your home and crossing my fingers blankets/throws by Autumn. These will be for sale direct through me available here on my website, Amazon store, and Etsy.
I have been working with the company WalkingDots a sister company of Check Advantage. They will be offering my artwork for cell phone covers, calendars coffee mugs and more. I finally have time to create something fangtastic for their products. For years I have wanted to do calender’s but they are super expensive to produce myself. I am soo very happy they will be producing these calender’s.
Bill and I have been working on a Horror book for adults over the past year. I cannot wait until it is finished. Some stories were written around my art some paintings are yet to be made to go with the stories. All in all it is a ton of fun.  

I will be offering more painting classes at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery again this year. Participants have a ton of fun and learn a lot when they leave the class. The final paintings have been beautiful.  This is not a lets get drunk and paint like a 3 year old type of class. Well if you want to get drunk then i guess you can but the results will not come out so nice 😉 I have participants join the class that have never picked up a paint brush in their lives and leave very happy with the tiniest detail. Spring means budding flowering trees in the Cemetery and the grass is new, Autumn the leaves are falling from the trees with every wind gust that moves through the cemetery. I will be offering different classes through out the year. keep your eyes open for ticket sales. will post about it as the classes surface. ok well that is all for now. see you soon. time to clean lol 🙂 

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Saturday October 24th

Hello Boils and Ghoulies. The Big Day is getting closer and closer. That means the Last show of the Season is here. I will be setting up my artwork this Saturday inside the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Gates open at 8AM close at 4:30 PM I will be up on the hill beside the receiving vaults behind the Great and Powerful Mr Washington Irving. Stop by and grab something Spooktacular to take home. The Cemetery will be giving guided tours all day long (tickets must be purchased in advance for a guided tour through the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery website) If you just want to stop by and stroll the cemetery on your own at your own leisure feel free at no charge.  There will be other Spooky crafters spread out through the cemetery showing their work. I will have a couple of ouija board tables, Hand Painted Sleepy Hollow Signs, headless Horseman Paintings, Jewelry, prints t-shirts and more. Stop by and say Hello.

Last weekend I attended the Wappingers Falls Annual Halloween Parade and Festival. We arrived early and set the tent up filled with Halloween Art. We were set up for about 35 minutes then the Heavy winds came through knocked the tent around my art walls blew over landing on some Trick R Treaters. So with much thought and sadness we headed out. We did not want anyone to get hurt so we missed the fun filled day. I apologize to anyone that came out and we were not there. One thing i do not do good in is Heavy Winds. Projectile tents and large paintings can actual hurt someone very badly. 🙁 SO last show is this Saturday at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery 8AM-4:30PM no heavy winds reported just yet…. Knock on wood. SEE YOU SATURDAY!! The first photo of The Headless Horseman Photo was taken by Photographer Karen Ringen you can find more of her photography at Sleepyhollowcemetery.tumblr.com

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Painting Class it was so much fun!!

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I want to thank everyone that participated in this years Painting class at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow NY. Everyone did a Fangtastic job with their paintings. It was a big challenge to do such a class as everyone had a different like and vision 🙂 I hope you had as much fun as I did. If you have pictures please share as I found out my husband did not take pictures while we were there. I will be hosting more classes in the near future currently working on dates. Maybe a Winter class with Whimsical Witchy Wonderlands right in time for Christmas and all this snow we get here.

Next show will be at the Wappingers Falls Halloween Parade and Festival. I will be setting up my tent and showing my work for your consideration. Come on out it will be fun. They have a lot planned for the day like a Halloween Parade, Costume contests, treasure hunt with Captain Jack Sparrow and more so make sure you get your costumes out. This event is for ALL AGES. I will be giving out Candy treats to all ages 🙂 See you Saturday October 17th 🙂

Last show of the season i will be at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery once again. This time I will be inside the Cemetery outside with all its residents right behind Washington Irving. I will be setting up my tent and displaying my Spooky works one last time before Halloween. Saturday October 24th 10 am-4:30 Pm come check out all the Spooky Goodies I have made especially for this Halloween Show. Other Halloween vendors will also be inside the cemetery showing their handmade goodies as well. They will be closer to the south gate I will be up on the hill so wear comfy shoes. If you have never been to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery make plans to visit. It is a City within itself and just nothing like it around absolutely beautiful if you enjoy cemeteries. The cemetery holds guided tours daily during the day and special event guided tours at night by Lantern WeEeWOoOoO 🙂 In order to be apart of these guided tours tickets are needed so go to the Sleepy Hollow cemetery website to get your tickets today. October 24th is a FREE to everyone grab a map and just walk the grounds yourself just make sure to stop by and say Hello. 😀 See you in Sleepy Hollow!!!!!